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29 January 2008 @ 10:33 am
We've had the white stuff coming down, on and off, since last Thursday night. Because we live on a big-ass hill that's approximately 100 feet above the rest of the city, and is also shaded so tends to be a few degrees cooler, we get more ice and snow than everyone else, pretty much always. Yesterday, I texted my boss a pic of my driveway/the hill with the words "that is not dry pavement in those wheel ruts - that is ice! I will not be in this morning."

Of course, due to the vagaries of cell phones, he didn't actually get the message until yesterday evening, but being a smart guy, he'd already figured out I wasn't coming in and why. He's heard me speak of my hill before. I just always feel like everyone looks around at the rain when I talk snow and ice, and thinks "Yeah, right." So, from now on I'll be sending photo evidence. :)

Though it is slightly above freezing today and things are melting/slushy, even on my hill, rumor has it that more snow is coming this afternoon. And another cold front will be moving in as of Thursday. *le sigh*

But that gave me plenty of time this weekend to work on several projects. One, my Etsy shop is now online and fully functional. I've got several things listed there, and I think it might be easier to shop there than through the Byzantium Lotus journal. Easier to look at stuff, add to your cart, etc. You have to register to buy, but registration is easy and free, and you can still use paypal to pay for your purchases.

I'm also hard at work on a new wire/beaded mask in copper, which I plan to darken to black and title "Evil Queen". I want to make a matching crown, too. so far, this is my favorite mask yet. I'm doing some different design stuff with color and the crystals. In the meantime, I experimented a bit with copper:

I photographed on a mirror, hence the seeing double. Sorry, I'm experimenting w/different photo methods. I also made a couple of sets of earrings, one for myself, because I loved them so, so, so insanely, and one to sell, because someone else just might love them just as much. These are 1 1/2 inch hoops made with genuine A+ sapphires that sparkle unbelievably. The sapphire rondelles are so amazing I literally couldn't make myself leave them in the store, and as much as I love sparkly things, that doesn't happen with stones very often. I couldn't capture it with my camera, sadly.

More photos of both of these items at the aforementioned Etsy store. :)

Oh, and Mark and finally finished Deadwood S3. What the crap was that? That's it? That's the end of the series? You suck, HBO.
Current Mood: coldcold
-: Beautypeartreealley on January 29th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
Criminy, you make such pretty things!
rhienellethrhienelleth on January 29th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Wish I could sell a few, though. My husband is starting to look at the little boxes of jewelry and shake his head. That's why I decided to really give Etsy a try. We'll see.
-: alchemypeartreealley on January 29th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
I understand. I have TONS of jewelry boxes and supplies from when I tried my Etsy store. (Mind you, I didn't try very hard.) On the bright side, it's nice to have little jewelry boxes on hand when I need them (they are great for jewelry gifts and perfume shipping). On the other hand...
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty"kistha on January 29th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
Very pretty! I was wondering what had happened to you, and if you hadn't posted I was going to call!

Sorry you have evil ice and snow. We have slush. Boo.

ETA: The icon pic is totally awesome, by the way!

Edited at 2008-01-29 07:42 pm (UTC)
rhienellethrhienelleth on January 29th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
The ice and snow have given way to slush for now, but the fear is, it will possibly turn back into ice tonight. *sigh*

Icon pic...do you watch Gossip Girl?...oh, wait, are you talking about my Etsy icon pic? Heh. I figured it was so tiny, no one would possibly know it was me, so it was okay....and I wanted to use one of my masks as an identifying icon, since they're kind of unique to me. :)
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty"kistha on January 29th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
It looks totally cool, and very professional.

Looks a lot like a magazine add shrunk down to icon size (very small, icon size.) I think it's a slam dunk.
Fatemafatema on January 29th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
Wow. I love the heart pendant. It's soooooooo gorgeous. Very nice. :)
Lexcrankylex on January 30th, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
Do you have any rubies left? I want to do something custom. E me when you get a chance at alexis.capozzi@gmail.com.

Trixie: ASOIAF - Cat w/ Rickon & Shaggytrixalicious on February 2nd, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
Ooh! That copper heart is absolutely stunning!
rhienellethrhienelleth on February 2nd, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)
Trix! I've been meaning to e-mail you - now that you're back home, I need to get your current address. I have a bobble to send you that's looooong overdue. :) And hey, welcome home!

And thanks - I've been shocked at how popular that little copper heart seems to be.
Trixie: Stock: Laughing Cattrixalicious on February 2nd, 2008 07:17 am (UTC)
Ooh! I'm back with my folks and I think you do have the correct one, but I'll shoot off an e-mail in a second!